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chikititalinda
10-03-2011, 07:27 AM
I have a butterfly rash but its never raised its always flat when it does show up. can this be an indicator that a flare is coming up?

tgal
10-03-2011, 09:02 AM
I have a butterfly rash but its never raised its always flat when it does show up. can this be an indicator that a flare is coming up?

A butterfly rash can be flat or raised. Could it be a sign of a flare? Yes and No. We must always keep in mind that Lupus affects each person differently.

Saysusie
10-03-2011, 09:33 PM
The butterfly rash was my initial introduction to Lupus. After many years, I was downgraded to "Mild Lupus" and have remained in that status for many years. However, I still have flare-ups and, for me, when the flare is really bad (as it is right now), the butterfly rash returns. Outside of flare-ups, I do not have the butterfly rash.
But, please bear in mind what Tgal said...flare ups are different for each of us, so your rash may or may not be an indication of a flare up

sorry we cannot give you a definite answer :-(

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

chikititalinda
10-04-2011, 07:07 AM
Im so sorry your flairing Saysusie, hopefully it wont last any longer.
I've been thinking and I think its the office lights! Im right under them, even though they have a cover over them.

Desleywr
10-04-2011, 05:30 PM
I am towards the end of a bad flare and I still react to the fluro lights and when under the light or bad sun light I get the butterfly rash lightly not raised, but it goes in about half a day when I am careful not to sit under the fluro. As said all are different but when I have a flare I have a patch on my left shoulder that is like an indicator of redness in line with severity of my flare.